Wednesday's A.M. Hot Clicks: Blake Lively; J.J. Watt Delivers Epic Speech
"Off the Field, We're Good as Dudes. On the Field, We're the Baddest F***ing Team on the Planet"
Hard Knocks has decided to go all in on J.J. Watt this season and I'm more than okay with that. Granted, the late night practice scenes can be a bit much, but it's hard to find a more likeable player than Watt. In Tuesday night's episode, Watt delivered an epic pregame speech to his team (I excerpted a bit of it in the headline) that made me want to put on pads and a helmet. I also admire his girlfriend and her desire to wear a chocolate body-paint swimsuit, but that's another story. Other highlights from the show include Brian Cushing vomiting for 30 seconds straight, Khari Lee's great Bill O'Brien impression and Brian Hoyer finding out he'll start at QB over Ryan Mallett. Check out the above gallery of SI's best photos of Watt (click here for full-size version).
Lolo Jones posted a must-see Instagram photo with the caption, "Reason I will always be rejected for Sports Illustrated SwimSuit Magazine. #weNeedYouToGetYourHairWet #nah #frizzyFro #MixedChickProblems #yesThatwasWhy #nothingtoDoWithMyswimsuitACup." Good news, I've passed this photo to the swimsuit editors and who knows what will happen next. Also, does everyone know that shooting for the 2016 issue has begun?
Serena and Drake 4eva
Lovely Lady of the Day
Happy Birthday, Blake Lively. She's owned a small piece of my heart since Accepted. She earns today's LLOD honors (click here for full-size gallery).
One Way to Hype a Boxing Match
Boxing press conferences often lead to skirmishes, as was the case Tuesday during a press conference for Saturday's fight between Ricardo Mayorga and Shane Mosley. Though I've never seen one started over one fighter slapping the butt of another fighter's girlfriend.
Welcome to Campus Rush
SI has a new section, Campus Rush, dedicated to the intersection of college football and campus life. Among the daily features will be Campus Clicks, which is just like Hot Clicks but focused on college football. Also, since i haven't asked in a while, please send any complaints/praise/suggestions/whatever about Hot Clicks to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a section for you, so if there's anything I can do to improve, let me know.
Doug Martin Hates Muscle Hamster Nickname
Red + Red = Confusion
Celebrating a Double
Bat Trick Guy Shows Off Tricks
Odds & Ends
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Von Miller Dance Party
Fly-Through: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
A look at the new home of the Atlanta Falcons.
Dog in Hot Tub
We should all be this happy.
You Oughta Know
Taylor Swift invited Alanis Morrisette on stage to sing her '90s classic.
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